Oscar 2020: Elton John–Two Best Song Nominees?

Composer-song writer-singer Elton John may have two tunes in competition at the 2020 Oscar Awards for Best Original Song.

The track listing for the Lion King soundtrack reveals he and lyricist Tim Rice wrote a new end-titles number for the upcoming remake, titled “Never Too Late,” which he also performs with the help of an African choir.

John was already an early contender in the Oscar song sweepstakes with “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” which he and Bernie Taupin wrote to go over the closing credits of his biopic, Rocketman.

That number, set in a bouncy retro-Motown style, was performed as a sort of identical-twins duet between John and his screen portrayer, Taron Egerton.